What is the number one cure to many ailments, conditions and health troubles that we have in our society today? If you've watched any daytime TV, then you know that the answer is exercise. Exercise is the key to a healthier, happier and hopefully longer life. Still, some of us don't work a fitness routine into our insanely busy schedules and that is usually because working-out takes planning, which takes time that we don't really have... If all these reasons to exercise haven't motivated you yet, read about some other benefits that are specifically for moms:
A Sharper Mind
Researchers at the University of South Carolina conducted studies on mice, determining that as little as 30 minutes of jogging a day can spur the creation of new brain cells, further meaning a significant reduction in diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. What does this mean for WAHMs? Your brain get's a workout just as much as the rest of your body, meaning all those memories you're making with your kids will stick around longer and you'll be more mentally sharp for your clients.
Let's be honest, "me time" for moms is almost unheard of. We're more likely to see a unicorn than be able to go to the bathroom alone. Why not take advantage of the daycare at the gym and join a class a couple of times a week? It's a start, and that's key. Exercising can be one of those things that you don't necessarily want to do initially, but it always makes you feel better when you've done it. And, we all know what the other one is...
You may also find a local meetup group where moms take a class, walk, dance, or Zumba. If you can't find one, create one. Chances are, there are other moms who are looking for the exact same thing you are. Not only will you get to enjoy a slimmer figure, more energy, and a healthier body, but you'll have partners in your mission, which makes things much more fun.
Become More "Naturally" Happy
According the some studies, over 10 percent of American women are on antidepressants. The overall use of antidepressants is up 400 percent since the 80's. We are busier, more stressed, our diets come from boxes, and most of us have seemingly lost the use of our legs. With the implementation of simply sweating it out a few times per week, vital hormones are released, making us happier with a better sense of well being. But because we think we don't have time, we take a pill instead, which can cause harmful side effects including weight gain, fatigue and in pregnant women--birth defects.
The Return of the Bedroom
Many moms lose their desire for physical intimacy after the birth of children, and just plain ole' fatigue after a long day. A regularly increased heart rate can not only improve your self image, but also leave you feeling more energized, leading to more desire for intimacy with your lucky partner.
About the Author: Amy Stewart-Wright is an 80' music listening, WAH rockin', outdoor loving, Moxie Momma who lives in North Carolina with her husband and 4 kids. Her dream and passion is to inspire thousands of women to find their passions and live their happiest life.